About This Design
Time: Approximately 30 minutes
Level of Difficulty: Beginner - All Levels
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $15-20 as
I was inspired by
that great strand of Moonstone beads I found, of course! I don't make much
all-white jewelry but I can see the appeal--white goes well with everything you
wear so this bracelet will look classic and great no matter what you put on that
day. Plus, I love using natural semi-precious stone materials in my
designs, as the stones don't just look good, they feel good to wear, too!
These stones are smooth and cool to the touch. This bracelet design works
well with any briolette teardrop shaped beads, and any pearls--do if you don't
want to do white, pick another bead combo. I spiced the design up with
some feminine details by adding twisted closed jump rings and a fancy sterling
silver toggle clasp. This lustrous white design would also work well as
Want to make this bracelet, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Moonstone Briolette Beads
white freshwater potato pearls
Clear round or rondelle Swarovski crystals (6mm)
teardrop shaped, or briolette crystal bead
Bali silver daisy spacers
twisted closed jump rings (used as accents) (6.5mm or larger)
sterling silver toggle clasp
of flexible beading wire (enough for bracelet length plus a few
inches to work with)
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all of your beads onto the flexible jewelry wire. Tie a knot on
one end of the wire, or place some tape over the end, and string all of
your beads onto the wire. Check the length and overall
design and make adjustments by adding, removing, or re-positioning beads
until you are happy with the look of the bracelet. If you
like my design, string beads in this order (broken into sections):
1: 2 pearls, 1 jump ring, 1 pearl
2: 1 crystal, 1 Bali spacer, 3 Moonstones, 1 Bali spacer, 1 crystal
3: 1 pearl, 1 jump ring, 2 pearls
4: 1 crystal, 1 Bali spacer, 3 Moonstones, 1 Bali spacer, 1 crystal
stringing, repeat sections 1-3. If the bracelet is too short, add
pearls to either end. If it is too long, remove pearls from either
end. You could optionally use a lobster claw clasp and extender
chain, if you want the length to be adjustable.
Crimp ends and attach the clasp
Slide a crimp bead onto the wire, feed the wire through the clasp
loop, then back through the crimp bead. Pull the wire snug, and
crimp the bead closed. Follow the How
to Use Crimp Beads instructions if you are not familiar with this
technique. Repeat on other side, making sure you pull the wire
tight to beads before crimping. TIP - Because this is a
toggle clasp, you will want to leave a little "play" in the
wire so the clasp is easy to put on, so leave a little room where the
loop of wire attaches to the clasp. Cut off remaining tails of
wire with flush cutters.
TIP - As an option, try the new crimp bead covers to hide crimps for
an even more finished look.
Attach a crystal "drop" bead as an accent detail
the crystal drop bead onto a head pin and make
a round loop at the top with your round nose pliers.
Attach the loop to the round part of the toggle clasp, and close
the loop. This adds a nice final touch.
it, your bracelet is ready to wear!